Business Attire

Business attire should be well-fitted, not too tight or too baggy.  You want to be comfortable in what you are wearing so you can project confidence.  

For men: A well-tailored, two-piece suit in a conservative color is most appropriate.  Be sure that the shirt and suit are pressed or ironed.  A variety of ties may be worn, but muted colors in solid, stripes, or small patterns are preferred.  Khaki pants and a blazer are not considered business attire.  Men should wear dress shoes in black or brown.  Accessories should be limited.  Hairstyles should be professionally maintained and facial hair should be trimmed and neatly groomed.  Go light on or avoid cologne altogether.  

For women: A well-tailored pant or skirt suit in a conservative color is most appropriate.  If wearing a skirt, the length of the skirt should be comfortable and appropriate while you are sitting down.  Blouses or collared shirts should not have a low-cut neckline.  Accessories should be limited and hairstyles should be professionally maintained.  Go light on or avoid perfume altogether.  Shoes should be professional and conservative.  They can either be professional flats or heels, but heels should be no higher than 2-3 inches.   
 
Important notes for Orientation:  The lawyers at the legal offices we are visiting during Orientation may be dressed in attire that is more casual than business attire.  When making a first impression, however, it is always better to err on the side of formality.  For employer visits on Friday, some walking may be required.  Women can change out of their professional shoes into a more comfortable pair for walking.  If you are bringing a bag to accommodate for this, make sure it is a professional tote.  You can wear the same suit on Friday that you wore to the Welcome Program on Wednesday evening.  

 

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.